STAR PREVIEW: FC Tambov v Krylya Sovetov

The Coronavirus outbreak has managed to cancel a huge amount of sport but the Russian Premier League still goes on and today football fans who need a fix can turn to FC Tambov v Krylya Sovetov this afternoon.

At the head of the division, Zenit are streaking clear but there’s a scrap to avoid going down, with the bottom seven teams separated by just five points.

FC Tambov v Krylya Sovetov
Russian Premier League
16:30 Russian Premier Liga YouTube

HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches, since 2010)
SEP 2019 RUSSIAN PREMIER LEAGUE Krylya Sovetov 2-0 FC Tambov
SEP 2018 RUSSIAN PREMIER LEAGUE FC Tambov 1-2 Krylya Sovetov
MAR 2019 FNL FC Tambov 0-2 Krylya Sovetov

Tambov – having their first season in the Russian Premier League – are 15th but only trail Krylya Sovetov (placed in 14th) on their head-to-head record. The hosts have struggled for goals recently, drawing a blank at home Rubin Kazan and losing 1-0 at Dinamo Moscow – indeed they’ve failed to score in three of their last four matches.

Visitors Krylya Sovetov have returned to the Russian top flight’s winter break in decent form, and have benefited from the good start that new signing Denis Popovic has made. He netted in last month’s 1-1 draw at home to Orenburg and their 1-0 success away to Rubin Kazan, and he could make all the difference in what could be a tight game.

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